Recent Stories by John Phipps
Jun 08, 2020 by John Phipps
Destroying livestock and milk may be literally inconceivable for many consumers, but it’s painful for producers, too. John Phipps explains in Customer Support.
Jun 05, 2020 by John Phipps
John Phipps thinks the current hog market is almost impossible to describe. He explains why the issue is so complex and how the industry may cope with the evolving challenges.
Jun 02, 2020 by John Phipps
There have been COVID related problems in Europe, notably in western Germany and Ireland, but the numbers of workers ill were much smaller.
Mar 23, 2020 by John Phipps
How does weather affect the spread and virulence of disease, and especially COVID-19? John Phipps explores in "Weathering the Storm."
Mar 19, 2020 by John Phipps
I think we’re about to have a come-to-Jesus moment about how flexible our food system is.
Mar 17, 2020 by John Phipps
John Phipps says no phrase has been more overworked than “don’t panic” over the last week, and he thinks it's singularly unhelpful for several reasons. He explains why in John's World.
Jan 13, 2020 by John Phipps
States are passing legislation around factory farming. John gives his thoughts on if the recently passed pieces of legislation are justified.
Oct 07, 2019 by John Phipps
The estimates surrounding just how many hogs China has lost due to ASF vary widely. In John's World, John Phipps explains why accurately forecasting the ASF death toll in China is so tough.
Apr 22, 2019 by John Phipps
John Phipps has a fundamental issue with the ag census -- it takes far too long. John breaks down his issue with it during John's World.
Apr 08, 2019 by John Phipps
African Swine Fever could have a lasting impact on the Chinese hog herd. John Phipps explains in John's World.
Dec 17, 2018 by John Phipps
It been a while since John Phipps' Tariff 101 series, so he thinks this might be a good time to look at what we have learned from trade data gathered from tariff actions.
Sep 04, 2018 by John Phipps
After weeks of feedback on U.S. Farm Report, John Phipps outlines the fundamentals of tariffs and how they affect international trade.